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Bi day was this weekend – a day to bring awareness to and celebrate bisexual people in the LGBT+ community. Stereotypes make being bisexual something a lot of people don’t talk about, even within the LGBT+ community.
As an out bi book blogger (I don’t know if all of you knew this), I wanted to take today to feature books that have bisexual characters.
1. Adaptation by Malinda Lo. I think this was the first book that I read with a bisexual character in it. It was part of the reason I picked it up in the first place. Well, that and I loved Ash and Huntress.
2. Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy. Now, Ramona never labels her sexuality in Ramona Blue, but I’m going to throw it in here because it’s about discovery. It’s about Ramona figuring out who she is, and struggling with her attraction to someone she thinks she shouldn’t be attracted to based on labels she ascribed to previously. I loved this one so much I wrote a song. I haven’t recorded the entire thing yet, but here’s the chorus.
3. Not Your Sidekick by CB Lee. I was endeared toward this book when I found out it was about superheroes. I love superheroes (I’m currently reading Sovereign, the sequel to Dreadnought, which is about a superhero who happens to be trans). I actually didn’t know protagonist Jess was bi until I was doing research for today’s list. Bonus! I have this one checked out from the library already; it’s next on my TBR.
4. Noteworthy by Riley Redgate. I read this because was billed as Pitch Perfect meets She’s the Man – two movies I love. And this didn’t disappoint. I even ended up reading it when I should have been doing other things…
6. The Chaos by Nalo Hopkinson. This is a supernatural novel about the struggle to fit in. This is one of my wife’s favorite authors, it seems. There’s almost always a novel or collection from Hopkinson checked out from the library. I haven’t read any of her yet, but this one looks intriguing, and I’m willing to give it a go.
7. Boyfriends with Girlfriends by Alex Sanchez. This is one I’ve been meaning to read. When I first started reading books that featured LGBT+ characters, Sanchez’s books were ones that were recommended all the time. I’m sure I’ll get to it eventually.
8. Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde. This was one of those books I didn’t know about until I started making this list. But a number of my Goodreads friends seemed to really like it. So I added it to my TBR.
9. Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova. I started this one last summer and I had some challenges with it, so I put it down. I know a lot of bloggers love it. It’s one I eventually plan on going back to, in the hopes that I have a better experience.
10. Little and Lion by Brandy Colbert. I saw this one on someone else’s list or in a review a few weeks back. It’s another one that I really want to read. It has not only bisexuality, but also deals with mental illness. I think someone told me that it had a black, bisexual, Jewish character and I was sold.